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NASA’s InSight Mars Lander’s Days Are Numbered

While InSight’s pair of solar panels, each one shaped like a decagonal (10-sided) pie, efficiently provide solar...

This Gene Mutation Breaks the Immune System. Why Has It Survived?

In Greenland in January 2021, a child just under two years old was sick—very sick. And his...

The Post-Roe Battleground for Abortion Pills Will Be Your Mailbox

Historically, a state’s legal code has been assumed to stop at its borders. And for the most...

Could Life Use a Longer Genetic Code? Maybe, but It’s Unlikely

As wildly diverse as life on Earth is—whether it’s a jaguar hunting down a deer in the...

Farming Drives Toward ‘Precision Agriculture’ Technologies

This story originally appeared on Undark and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.Across Midwestern farms, if...

How Realistic Is the Celestial Navigation in Moon Knight?

Our planet also changes positions. In six months, the Earth will go from one side of the...

A Powerful ISS Instrument Will Hunt for Minerals in Dusty Lands

What blows through the Sahara doesn’t stay in the Sahara. The vast African desert regularly burps up...

A Guide to Abortion Resources in a Post-Roe America

In a perfect world, abortion access would be easy. The minute you realized you needed an abortion,...

Researchers Grew Tiny Plants in Moon Dirt Collected Decades Ago

Photograph: Tyler JonesNASA performed a few experiments following the 1960s and ’70s moon landing missions that brought...

These Nanobots Can Swim Around a Wound and Kill Bacteria

Next, they proved that the bots could swim. In test tubes containing urea, the microbots reached speeds...

Bill Gates Is So Over This Pandemic

We no longer have a supply problem with vaccines. The only question left is, are you limited...

An Elusive Gravity Signal Could Mean Faster Earthquake Warnings

Seismic waves from a big quake are easy to see—think of the classic image of a seismograph,...
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